Merthyr is set to become the only area in Wales where a council-ban on the release of sky lanterns is not in force.

RSPCA Cymru has long campaigned for a ban on the release of sky lanterns, which can have deadly consequences for pets, farm animals and wildlife.

Sky lanterns – which are lifted into the air via an open flame heat source – can be ingested by animals, or cause entanglement or entrapment. This can lead to unsuspecting animals … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has re-iterated advice around keeping animals safe during fireworks, as Bonfire Night draws closer.

Many animals – of all shapes and sizes – find fireworks frightening, and estimates suggest 45 per cent of the UK’s dogs show signs of fear and distress by the loud noises fireworks emit.

The reminder follows previous advice issued by the RSPCA, around fireworks during the Diwali celebrations, and the release of sky lanterns at Halloween.

In 2016, the animal welfare charity received … Continue reading…

A warning has been issued about the dangers sky lanterns pose to animals as Wales prepares to mark Halloween.

Sky, or ‘Chinese’, lanterns,  can be a popular part of the Halloween celebrations – but RSPCA Cymru has reminded the public that they can be “fatal to animals”.

The devices – which are lifted into the air via an open flame heat source – can be ingested by animals, or cause entanglement or entrapment. This can lead to wildlife, pets or … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has teamed up with Stanhope Park Vets and firefighters from Darlington Fire Station to urge people to think about animals as Bonfire Night draws near.

A photocall took place at Darlington Fire Station this week (Tuesday 24 October) to help promote the message.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “Fireworks are terrifying for animals, we all know that. Figures show nearly half of dogs show signs of anxiety when they hear them.

 

“Already this year we’ve heard … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has been meeting with thousands of show-goers, as the annual Royal Welsh Show continues.

The charity will be at the Royal Welsh Show throughout the week, with the annual agricultural show concluding at close of play on Thursday 27 July.

Show goers are being urged to back a petition supporting the establishment of an Animal Offender Register for Wales, with the charity receiving a “hugely positive reception” to the idea.

It is hoped a register of offenders will … Continue reading…